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Monday, December 29, 2014

Zombicide Season 3

I got my Kickstarter copy of Zombicide Season 3: Rue Morgue a little early.  It wasn't supposed to come in until February.  Evidently, the warehouse was getting pretty full, so they sent out early shipments to the American backers.  I still have to wait until February to get all the various add-ons and extra backer awards, but it was nice to be able to play an early game.

My wife and I like to play board games together and as a group with friends, but I'm WAY too competitive.  To paraphrase a favorite author, if life were an elementary school run by well meaning people, my report card would say "Kris is a nice boy but doesn't play well with others."  I know this about myself.  So...  it's nice to have a cooperative game where if one person wins, everyone wins.

I've only played through the tutorial mission once, but am planning on playing through some more soon.  Here are a couple of photos of the game in action.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the game, you and your friends control a group of 6+ survivors who have to achieve different objectives.  Each turn, and also when certain game triggers occur, additional zombies spawn at certain spawn locations.  Zombies are controlled by the game.  They always move toward the loudest room and always attack anyone in the room with them.  The objective of the tutorial mission was to get all of the survivors to the helicopter in order to escape.  It was very easy, but I think the point was to learn the rules and not have a challenging game.

I'm really looking forward to the add-ons arriving in February.


  1. Looks really good! I'm not really a fan of the zombie theme, though seem to remember Last Night on Earth being a particularly good game in terms of the mechanics and whatnot. However, this game does look really nice, and I find myself enjoying co-op games more as the years go on! I passed on this in favour of Shadows of Brimstone, though...

  2. It's actually a pretty solid game. If you're not a fan of zombies, you could easily replace them with anything... Necron Warriors for example. Necron Immortals could be "Zombie Fatties". The game mechanic is sound. You'd just need to tweak the floors.

    In other news, I got a copy of Krosmater Arena from a friend for Christmas today. We put it together and played a game today. It's a heck of a lot of fun. It won't replace 40k by any stretch, but it's a great tactical game. I plan on posting a review in the next week or two.

    1. Another one I've heard of but passed over! Look forward to hearing your thoughts!

    2. I'm sure I'll take some pictures at some point. The nice thing is that the models are vinyl (I think) and come pre-painted at a pretty high level of quality.